Curriculum

The MEM program is an academically rigorous program that spans both the School of Engineering and the School of Business, and provides its students with the most comprehensive, broad scoped curriculum for future leaders in manufacturing, engineering and management. The curriculum currently requires 138 credits (2021), and includes UConn General Education requirements, Math and Science, Engineering, Business and Manufacturing coursework. Our program is accredited by both ABET and AACSB. Students should work closely with their academic advisor and follow the curriculum guide to ensure they meet the requirements to complete this degree.

The MEM undergraduate program educational objectives are that our alumni/ae:

  • Practice their profession with solid engineering and business knowledge and skills with a total enterprise vision, tackling ever-evolving real-world challenges with an innovative mindset and balanced engineering and business perspectives;
  • Progress towards leadership roles, successfully applying manufacturing and engineering management principles to various products and processes;
  • Apply high professional standards and practice life-long learning.

Transfer credits are permitted; however, it is encouraged for students to take technical courses as well as their higher level business courses at the University of Connecticut. To determine which courses are eligible for transfer to UConn, search each course required in the list below on the Transfer Equivalencies web page.

Students in the MEM Program are expected to maintain a high academic standard of a 2.79 GPA or higher. For additional information, visit our Supplemental Standards page.

Supplemental Standards

Information Literacy

In addition to the basic competency achieved in ENGL 1007, 1010, 1011 or equivalent, all students will receive
instructions on how to conduct an effective search for information in the library and how to conduct an
effective search on the web for applicable engineering topics in ENGR 1000 or equivalent. As the student
progresses in their program, various courses will require assignments to increase their information literacy
competency. The advanced level of information technology competency will be achieved at the completion
of MEM 4971W and 4972W.

Writing in the Major

MEM 4971W and 4972W are the senior design project courses for the program. All students must write
reports on their projects. These courses provide opportunities to write professional reports with appropriate
feedback and criticism from two faculty members. The report writing provides instruction in proper report
structure for professional work in practice.
Students are encouraged to seek faculty-supervised manufacturing summer internships prior to their junior
and senior years. Such internships may be shown on the student records by registering for MEM 3281, with
instructor and advisor approval.

*Please refer to your specific catalog year as this number is subject to change

MEM majors are required to complete the following:

    General Education Courses
  • Environmental Literacy ā€œEā€ course
  • ENGL 1007, 1010, or 1011: First Year Writing
  • Content Area 1: PHIL 1104: Philosophy and Social Ethics
  • Content Area 1: History Requirement (see page 10 for course list)
  • Content Area 2: ECON 1200: Principles of Economics (intensive) (Spring Only)
  • Content Area 2/4-int: International Requirement (see page 10 for course list)
  • Content Area 4: Additional Content Area 4 course (see link on page 10)